Dealing with criticism when treating feline diabetes

One of the more difficult things when treating feline diabetes is well meaning friends and family that don't understand the energy, effort and expense that goes into treating this disease.

I recently turned off comments on this blog because of some hurtful and mean comments.
Kitty has not been easy to regulate. We aren't even close. But we are trying to give our guy the best care possible and the best quality of life possible. We made that commitment to him when we got him 14.5 years ago and that commitment has only gotten stronger.

Dealing with special needs pets is stressful, time consuming and expensive. I wish we didn't have to deal with this. Every day, my nerves get a little more frayed, the edges get a little more ragged. My dear husband summed it up: "If we weren't here to care for him, who would be?", so we persevere.

Someone made a comment about it being stupid to spend money on a pet that was only $20 to begin with.

My response is well, if you look at it that way, children are FREE. It doesn't cost anything to "make" a child and almost anyone can do it.

Now, don't get me wrong, I am not comparing pets to children, I realize it is a totally different thing. I am just trying to say that the value of something is often very much more than what you paid for it.